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Re: More about Cypherpunks in *Expanded* Markoff Article!
Tim, and others:
Those paragraphs might not have been in the NYT National Edition,
which is compacted down in order to make it cheaper to print, but they
most certainly did appear in the Late City Edition, which I read.
Timothy C. May says:
> [I've been gone all day and just got home. I didn't see anybody else
> writing about the extra mentions of Cypherpunks, compared to the "NYT"
> article mentioned earlier, so here it is.]
> Yes, folks, there's more on Cypherpunks in the Markoff article than
> what the "New York Times" printed.
> "All the news that fits, we print" applies as well to their column
> inches quota, apparently.
> I discovered that my local paper, the "San Jose Mercury News," carried
> several more paragraphs that Markoff wrote. No joke, no satire here
> from Klaus! The extra paragraphs are below:
> "...Such software permits computer users to send messages so that they
> are routed anonymously [this is where NYT ended the piece]
> "leaving little or no evidence for tracing the message back to the
> original sender." [included in SJMN piece]
> "Although motives for the disclosure of the formula remain unclear,
> there has been a bitter controversy between computer users on the
> Cypherpunks mailing list and executives at RSA Data Security.....
> "Members of the Cypherpunks groups have contended that the RSA Data
> Security patents constitute a monopoly that is hindering the
> widespread use of data encryption software.
> "Some members of the Cypherpunks have said they plan to take apart the
> RC4 formula to create their own version, which would not be controlled
> by RSA Data Security."
> [this is where the SJMN ended it....I'm not sure if the Vallejo Valley
> Times-Picayune carried more]
> Quite a bit more on the Cypherpunks role, I'd say.
> --Tim May
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